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Hi friend, it’s Erin Diehl. I’m meeting you here to help you see yourself so that you can truly see those around you. Empathy = unlocked. Join me every Wednesday as I speak with personal and professional development gurus about the things that make this life pesky and beautiful. And with an improv-infused twist–thanks to my 13+ years of improv experience–this show will give you tangible techniques for transforming yourself through play to, above all, remember that no one is you and THAT is your superpower. Oversharing and knee-slappers guaranteed.

Welcome to the improve it! podcast.

Learn how to transform your team using improv:
www.learntoimproveit.com

Connect with us: info@learntoimproveit.com

improve it! Podcast – Professional Development Through Play, Improv & Experiential Learning Erin Diehl | Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, Keynote Speaker

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    • 5.0 • 184 Ratings

*TOP 1% GLOBAL PODCAST*

Hi friend, it’s Erin Diehl. I’m meeting you here to help you see yourself so that you can truly see those around you. Empathy = unlocked. Join me every Wednesday as I speak with personal and professional development gurus about the things that make this life pesky and beautiful. And with an improv-infused twist–thanks to my 13+ years of improv experience–this show will give you tangible techniques for transforming yourself through play to, above all, remember that no one is you and THAT is your superpower. Oversharing and knee-slappers guaranteed.

Welcome to the improve it! podcast.

Learn how to transform your team using improv:
www.learntoimproveit.com

Connect with us: info@learntoimproveit.com

    233: In a World Filled with Distractions, How Can You Live with an Expansive Mind? Nate Klemp Answers

    233: In a World Filled with Distractions, How Can You Live with an Expansive Mind? Nate Klemp Answers

    Nate Klemp, PhD, is a writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur. Most recently, Nate is the author of the new book OPEN: Living with an Expansive Mind in a Distracted World. The book explores how screen addiction and political polarization have closed the modern mind. Using new science, age-old practices, and life experiments, Open investigates tools we can use to cultivate a more open mind.
    In today’s episode, Nate joins Erin to discuss what it means to open ourselves up to the other side, to really try to experience for ourselves the opposing belief system, and what that can create.
    Nate explains why he never experienced politics the same way after writing Open, what he means by “behavioral architecture” and “dopamine dessert,” and why overindulgence might be the answer sometimes.
    If you’re looking for a mindset shift on what it means to be curious in a world that banks on certainty and distraction addiction – this is the episode for you.
     
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    Sign up for the FREE virtual public book club for I See You! Happening on April 17th Purchase Erin’s newest book, I See You! A Leader’s Guide to Energizing Your Team through Radical Empathy Purchase the I See You Meditation Album Get our free 4-Step Consistency Planner here Did today’s episode resonate with you? Please leave us a review for a chance to win a self-care package from us Send a question/voice message on SpeakPipe here. Want to book Erin to speak at your organization or large-scale event: Learn more here.  
    Connect with Nate Klemp:
    Nate’s LinkedIn Nate’s website Nate’s books Nate’s newsletter  
    Connect with Erin Diehl:
    @itserindiehl on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter Erin’s LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Peeps :)

    • 43 min
    232: Are You Missing Out on Team Building Opportunities? Discover the Power of a Leadership Book Club

    232: Are You Missing Out on Team Building Opportunities? Discover the Power of a Leadership Book Club

    Yes, you know what book clubs are. You’ve seen them in action, been a part of them, maybe even organized them on your own.
    But what if we told you that a book club was how improve it! began?
    In today’s episode, Erin tells the story of the book club she joined early in her career and how the first book they read changed her life and helped her build improve it! from the ground up. Erin also shares her 7-step method for creating your own book club and details on how to join improve it!’s own virtual book club.
    If you’re looking for how to start experiencing books and watching them play out in your daily life – this is the episode for you.
    Show Links:
    Sign up for the FREE virtual public book club for I See You! Happening on April 17th Purchase Erin’s newest book, I See You! A Leader’s Guide to Energizing Your Team through Radical Empathy Purchase the I See You Meditation Album Get our free 4-Step Consistency Planner here Did today’s episode resonate with you? Please leave us a review for a chance to win a self-care package from us Send a question/voice message on SpeakPipe here. Want to book Erin to speak at your organization or large-scale event: Learn more here. Connect with Erin Diehl:
    @itserindiehl on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter Erin’s LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!” 
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Peeps :)

    • 19 min
    231: Ready to Negotiate Like a Pro in High-Stake Conversations? Tune in with FBI Insider Chris Voss

    231: Ready to Negotiate Like a Pro in High-Stake Conversations? Tune in with FBI Insider Chris Voss

    Chris Voss worked as a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI, specializing in negotiation. Now Chris is the World's #1 Negotiation Coach, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author of Never Split The Difference, and CEO at The Black Swan Group, Ltd.
    In today’s episode, Erin and Chris discuss identification versus feeling when it comes to empathy, the power of the pause in high-stake conversations, and why tactical empathy is the key to collaboration.
    If you’re looking for tangible strategies for improving your communication skills – this is the episode for you.
    Show Links:
    Sign up for the FREE virtual public book club for I See You! Happening on April 17th Purchase Erin’s newest book, I See You! A Leader’s Guide to Energizing Your Team through Radical Empathy Purchase the I See You Meditation Album Get our free 4-Step Consistency Planner here Did today’s episode resonate with you? Please leave us a review for a chance to win a self-care package from us Send a question/voice message on SpeakPipe here. Want to book Erin to speak at your organization or large-scale event: Learn more here. Connect with Chris Voss:
    Chris’s LinkedIn Chris’s company website Chris’s Tuesday newsletter, The Edge Connect with Erin Diehl:
    @itserindiehl on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter Erin’s LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Peeps :)

    • 45 min
    230: Ready to Land Your Dream Job? Matthew Sorensen Shares Insider Tips

    230: Ready to Land Your Dream Job? Matthew Sorensen Shares Insider Tips

    Matthew Sorensen is the Creator/Host of The Job Interview Experience podcast. An expert in his field, Matthew is going to share everything you need to know from the perspective of the next person who’s recruiting you for your dream job.
    In today’s episode, Erin and Matthew discuss how to say no at the right times because you know what you’re worth, the ONE game changer you haven’t been including in your cover letters until now, and why offering a solution is the most effective way to catapult yourself to the top of the candidate pool.
    If you’re looking for foolproof ways to improve your job search experience – this is the episode for you.
    Show Links:
    Sign up for the FREE virtual public book club for I See You! Purchase Erin’s newest book, I See You! A Leader’s Guide to Energizing Your Team through Radical Empathy Purchase the I See You Meditation Album Get our free 4-Step Consistency Planner here Did today’s episode resonate with you? Please leave us a review for a chance to win a self-care package from us. Send a question/voice message on SpeakPipe here. Want to book Erin to speak at your organization or large-scale event: Learn more here. Connect with Matthew Sorensen:
    Matthew’s LinkedIn Connect with Erin Diehl:
    @itserindiehl on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter Erin’s LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Peeps :)

    • 52 min
    229: Can a Leadership Book Change Your Team's Culture? A Sneak Peek into Our Virtual Book Club

    229: Can a Leadership Book Change Your Team's Culture? A Sneak Peek into Our Virtual Book Club

    As leaders, what if we thought about hitting key life metrics as much as we think about hitting key performance metrics? Sure, we want sales and production to increase, but we also want to see our teammates going to that pottery class after work because they have the capacity to do so, and because they want to do it.
    In today’s episode, Erin gives you the 411 on how to create a work culture that honors human beings, not human doings and the inside scoop on one of improve it!’s newest offerings: virtual book club.
    If you’re looking for a change at work but you’re not sure what it is yet – this is the episode for you.
     
    Show Links:
    Sign up for the FREE virtual public book club for I See You! Purchase Erin’s newest book, I See You! A Leader’s Guide to Energizing Your Team through Radical Empathy Purchase the I See You Meditation Album Get our free 4-Step Consistency Planner here Did today’s episode resonate with you? Please leave us a review for a chance to win a self-care package from us. Send a question/voice message on SpeakPipe here. Want to book Erin to speak at your organization or large-scale event: Learn more here. Check out Harmony Insights, an organization led by Erich Kurschat. Using the DiSC model of behavior as a foundation since 2006, Erich focuses on natural behaviors and learned adaptability to create roadmaps for the relationships and connections that matter most to us. He facilitates a process of learning that is at once deeply introspective and highly interactive. Whether you’re learning how to navigate and manage personalities, seeking direction in your career, or simply looking to connect more successfully with the person directly in front of you, let Erich and Harmony Insights help you define your own path to achievement… one insight at a time! Connect with Erin Diehl:
    @itserindiehl on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter Erin’s LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com “I love this podcast and I love Erin!!”
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Peeps :)

    • 20 min
    228: Ever Wonder How to Master Storytelling? Ready for James Ontra’s Jaw-Dropping Presentation Tips?

    228: Ever Wonder How to Master Storytelling? Ready for James Ontra’s Jaw-Dropping Presentation Tips?

    James Ontra is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shufflrr. Shufflrr is AI Presentation Management, and gives users a fast, easy way to create and share a presentation.
    James joins Erin today to discuss the key components to every great presentation, why emotion is your most vital asset, and the difference between knowing the what of what you’re presenting and the why.
    If you’re looking for a refresh on your presentation style – this is the episode for you.
     
    Show Links:
    Purchase Erin’s newest book, I See You! A Leader’s Guide to Energizing Your Team through Radical Empathy Purchase the I See You Meditation Album Get our free 4-Step Consistency Planner here Did today’s episode resonate with you? Please leave us a review for a chance to win a self-care package from us. Send a question/voice message on SpeakPipe here. Want to book Erin to speak at your organization or large-scale event: Learn more here. Check out Harmony Insights, an organization led by Erich Kurschat. Using the DiSC model of behavior as a foundation since 2006, Erich focuses on natural behaviors and learned adaptability to create roadmaps for the relationships and connections that matter most to us. He facilitates a process of learning that is at once deeply introspective and highly interactive. Whether you’re learning how to navigate and manage personalities, seeking direction in your career, or simply looking to connect more successfully with the person directly in front of you, let Erich and Harmony Insights help you define your own path to achievement… one insight at a time! Connect with James Ontra:
    James’ LinkedIn Connect with Erin Diehl:
    @itserindiehl on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter Erin’s LinkedIn improve it! TikTok Improve it! Instagram Improve it! Facebook improve it! website Book a Laugh Break Book a Workshop Email Erin: info@learntoimproveit.com "I love this podcast and I love Erin!!"
    If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this podcast! This helps Erin support more people – just like you – move toward the leader you want to be. Click here, click listen on Apple Podcasts, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let Erin know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. That way you won’t miss any juicy episodes! Thanks in advance, improve it! Peeps :)

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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184 Ratings

184 Ratings

J Macaskill ,

Spicing Up Professional Skills with Laughs and Learning!

I’m hooked on the ‘improve it!’ podcast! Erin Diehl seriously knows how to keep things fun and enlightening at the same time. Each episode is like a mini workshop for your career but in the most entertaining way possible. The guests bring so much to the table, and I love how every topic ties back to using improv to boost your professional life. Highly recommend for anyone looking to spice up their work skills with a bit of laughter!

Cher Hale ,

Love the behind the scenes episodes!

I listened to Erin’s conversation with Tess Newton and, as an aspiring novelist, it helped me better identify what route I might take when it comes to publishing. As Erin said, there’s so much to learn in the book industry, and every little bit of advice helps me navigate it.

kacig37176 ,

"Where Growth Meets Playfulness"

"Improve It! Podcast" with Erin Diehl is a must-listen for anyone committed to personal and professional development. It's informative, entertaining, and above all, inspiring. I highly recommend it,to anyone looking to infuse their career journey with a sense of playfulness and creativity.

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